Video of mule-drawn bale feeder

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Video of mule-drawn bale feeder

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Re: Video of mule-drawn bale feeder

Post by Saddleup » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:22 pm

Real interesting video, I really enjoyed that, and thanks for posting it. I have a modern bale mover like that called a Bale Buddy, only the motive power is foreign, (Toyota pickup) Winter starting can sometimes be stubborn as a Mule though. :cboy:

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Post by jodywy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:42 pm

Rancher back in Star Valley had one like that,said he about had a run away with his big draft team when he it the starter button...
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Re: Video of mule-drawn bale feeder

Post by High Plains » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:24 pm

Looks like a fun rig to operate and a good way to put some sweat under the collars of those mules. My dad would have loved to have had that rig. Put up lots of hay and fed it back out of loose stacks back before round bales were much of a popular item.

Bonus side might be that if a runaway were about to ensue then a guy could drop that rear bale as an anchor!
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Re: Video of mule-drawn bale feeder

Post by Silver » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:33 pm

That's a pretty slick rig, and I think you must be a pretty fair teamster to work it as slick as that.
Thanks for sharing.

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